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Phil Robertson Thankful for THE BLIND: ‘Hope We Have in Jesus is For Everyone’

Screenshot from Phil Robertson’s Instagram

Phil Robertson Thankful for THE BLIND: ‘Hope We Have in Jesus is For Everyone’

By Movieguide® Contributor

DUCK DYNASTY patriarch Phil Robertson thanked God that his biopic, THE BLIND, has brought people to faith in Jesus.

“When that movie came out, THE BLIND, which I was for 28 years, I said if we convert one, I will be happy,” Robertson posted on Thanksgiving. “That’s better than nothing. As it turned out, thousands, so to me, that is a year. When at least, I don’t know how many, but a lot of them have turned their life over to Jesus. I’m happy for them and for [a] Thanksgiving meal.”

Part of Movieguide®’s review reads:

THE BLIND refers to a duck blind where his friend, Al, and Phil Robertson are hunting in 1985. Phil tells Al his Christian testimony. The movie cuts to 1958 when Phil is a little boy. Phil’s father worked in the oil fields, away from home for long periods. As a youngster, Phil goes hunting and fishing to bring food home for his family. Phil’s mother has psychotic experiences where she just gets angry at everything and is hauled off by police several times. Phil’s only blessing is Kay. They know in high school they’re destined for each other. Phil gives up a football scholarship to marry Kay. His excessive drinking leads to a downward spiral. Kay gives Phil an ultimatum, but can he change?

THE BLIND is a good movie as a Christian testimony. That said, it doesn’t follow the rules of filmmaking. So, it may not win a big audience. The movie is propelled by the jeopardy, and vice and drinking, but Jesus is extolled . THE BLIND is a rough movie. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution, especially for children and young teenagers.

“I started the year praying we’d bring just one person to Jesus with THE BLIND. Well, our little movie helped thousands run up on Jesus, and that’s what I’m most thankful for this year. That and getting to cook duck and dressing for my family,” Robertson captioned the video.

“It’s not always easy around the holiday table. I know I didn’t make it easy for Miss Kay before I turned my life around,” he continued. “If there’s someone at your Thanksgiving table who won’t go to church but might just watch a movie, grab THE BLIND DVD from your Walmart or download it from Amazon or Apple or wherever you find these things. By the end of this weekend, we could have thousands more getting to see it’s not too late to get back on track.”

“The hope we have in Jesus is for everyone. Now that’s something to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving,” he concluded.

He previously reflected on his gratitude for his wife and for how Christ redeemed his story.

“I’m thankful every day that Jesus changed my life and Miss Kay stuck by me through bad times and worse. She’s the best woman there is, and I love her,” he wrote.

“If redemption can happen for me, it can happen for any of us,” Robertson continued. “It’s hard for me to see what I once was, but I want you to know there’s hope for us all.”

Movieguide® recently reported on THE BLIND:

DUCK DYNASTY’s Phil Robertson is celebrating the massive success of his biopic THE BLIND, Fathom Events’ highest-grossing release ever.

“They told me people don’t go to the theater to watch hard stories like THE BLIND these days. Well, my story is about as messy as they come, but I said if just one person gets to know Jesus in that theater, it’s worth it,” Robertson posted on Instagram.

He continued, “Turns out THE BLIND is reaching a mighty throng of individuals, and Hollywood is taking notice that this is a message you want to hear: You’re never too far gone. God can reach you wherever you are and no matter how dark things have gotten. And however hopeless you feel, there is always hope in Jesus.”

THE BLIND has grossed $15.7 million at the North American box office so far, making it the most successful release in Fathom Events’ history.

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